Spongebob Squarepants Procrastination from QuickMeme "There's no way I can do this," I thought to myself as I nervously got ready for my first class at Indiana University's Luddy School of Informatics. "I can't believe it's really happening. I'm gonna be a PhD student!" I'm 38 years old, and it's been 16 years since I… Continue reading Lessons from a Procrastinator
Blog posts sharing my Lyme journey.
Look Lymies! We’ve gone viral… ;)
Wouldn't that be such a strange twist of fate if these silly memes that are coming from the COVID pandemic bring more attention to Lyme Disease, and from that attention everything Lyme-related gets an extra oomph of the push we need to improve treatment options, insurance coverage, testing, and increase support for Lyme's financial, physical… Continue reading Look Lymies! We’ve gone viral… 😉
Letter to the Editor: The Screamer
This is not related to my illness, but it’s another issue plaguing the neighborhood I live in – which adds to my daily stress levels, which probably do affect my overall health. But still – the residents of my neighborhood are suffering and need help.
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Had my first Grand Mal Seizure. Whoa… didn’t see that one coming!
Earlier this week I was playing a board game with my husband, and suddenly there were paramedics helping me into an ambulance. I've had a lot of fainting and partial seizures because of my POTS syndrome (also called "the fainting disease)" that I developed as a complication from Neuro Lyme. But those are really fast,… Continue reading Had my first Grand Mal Seizure. Whoa… didn’t see that one coming!
I did a puzzle today!
Yup. I know it's lame to the layman, but I'm super excited about it 'cuz for me it's AWESOME! Normally doing a 1,000 piece puzzle wouldn't be cause for celebration, but for me it's something I used to love to do but haven't been able to for at least a couple years. Because of my… Continue reading I did a puzzle today!
Losing my “Treatment Steam”
I've been in Lyme treatment now for about 2 1/2 years. When I first started I was so motivated because I FINALLY had a diagnosis after years of mystery. I was reading every book my doctors recommended about Lyme. I had my A+ overachiever hat on and I was determined to be the BEST PATIENT… Continue reading Losing my “Treatment Steam”
If my illness is the ocean, therapy is my surfboard
If your illness is like the ocean, therapy can act like a surfboard, helping you to ride your illness like a wave. ❤
“Do 1/3 less than you think you can.”
"Denial" by KEVIN MCGIVERN When you are slowly coming to terms with being chronically ill, and slowly realizing that you are no longer able to do what you used to be able to do - like being front row at a Rob Zombie concert 🤘, or taking your dog to your favorite hiking spot -… Continue reading “Do 1/3 less than you think you can.”
Entering the world of Chinese Herbs
I have officially begun my first experience with Chinese herbs as another protocol for my Lyme treatment. I've obviously heard about Chinese herbs and Chinese medicine before, but I've never tried it myself and honestly felt deep down like it was a little "hokey". My illness and treatment is also already a full-time job to… Continue reading Entering the world of Chinese Herbs
Just got my Infrared Sauna for Lyme Detox!
Both my Lyme Doctor and my Psychiatrist/Naturopath have been telling me for months now that I need to start adding an Infrared (IR) Sauna to my routine to help boost my detox protocol. The problem is most days (due to nausea or pain or whatever) I can barely get out to go to the grocery… Continue reading Just got my Infrared Sauna for Lyme Detox!